A PSL Workout

It is PSL season after all- let’s have a little workout pun fun! This quick workout will work arms, core and legs.. oh the legs.

Full disclosure, I have totally fallen off the motivational wagon and have slipped on making it to my workouts. I am working on adjusting my focus to the long term effects/goals of a fit lifestyle instead of the quick obtainable ones like fitting back into a fair pair of jeans.

For some reason Lil Miss has wanted to party for a few hours every night around 2:30am. This Mama is tired and has hit snooze on her alarm for far too many days as of late. Gaining that much needed extra hour of sleep means sacrificing a morning workout. This week I’m determined to stop neglecting my daily workouts. So today the weather was perfect for a run during my lunch break and I did just that!

Tell Me: What are some of your larger goals that keep you showing up to the gym day after day?

My run was short; just 1.5 miles. I wanted to add a little something extra especially given how much I have slacked lately. This short workout was a great supplement to my run!

Top | Sports Bra | Leggings (similar) | Tennis | Watch

*A friendly reminder that I am not a certified personal instructor. A workout that is right for me, may not be right for you. Proceed at your own risk.

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SiS: Spring into Summer Shape Up Week 2

Hi friends! How are we doing with the first week of the 2017 SiS Spring into Summer Shape Up? I’m looking forward to hitting the mat tomorrow and stretch out!

I will admit these workouts are challenging but I designed them to kick some booty!! If you need modifications just ask! I’m happy to dial down a routine to fit your needs.

I’m in the market for some crop workout pants now that it’s spring! These are my favorite high rise crop pants and happen to be $35 with a sports bra purchase! I also really love this mesh crop pant which are 50% off today making them under $15 for compression!

Ok enough talk- time to share next week’s schedule and workouts!

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

 

Thursday: + abs from Tuesday

Friday:

Saturday: stretch, attend a yoga class or complete last week’s flow.

Sunday: rest! especially if you’re a Mama enjoying today!

Who’s ready to crush another week??

*a friendly reminder that I am not a certified personal instructor. A workout that is right for me, may not be right for you. Proceed at your own risk.

SIS Body Blast Workout

I’ve had my blog up for almost a month and I’m long overdue sharing a fitness post! This is Style in Shape- Fashion and Fitness for less afterall and that fitness category is empty!

But guys, let me tell you- it’s a lot harder than it looks. To the seasoned fitness bloggers out there- bravo! You make this ish look not akward and totally embarassing.

Or maybe it’s just me that is akward and embarassing but you know what? I’m sharing anyway. It’s a killer workout. Some of my moves are modified and my range of motion is no where how it looks in my mind but this one is a keeper. It will leave you sweaty!

Funny thing about recording a workout is it doesn’t lie. I can see that I need to correct my form in a few of these moves- that just means I have progress to make. I am just about 13 weeks post partum with still 20 lbs of baby weight to shed- I don’t expect my form to be perfect. Fitness is a journey!

Oh and I thought I had sound off during recording but nope; you can hear my children in the background. Feel free to mute. Working up a sweat amongst my kids playing in a semi-finished basement-it doesn’t get any more authentic than this, am I right?

BODY BLAST WORKOUT

Complete 10-12 reps (per side when applicable) of each move and 30 seconds on the cardio move. Repeat before moving to the next set.

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Set 1:

Cross over stationary lunges
Side lunge with a dumbbell pull
Plank with shin taps
High Knees​​​

Set 2:

Alternating bent over row and leg extension
Tricep extension with sumo squat
Seated side twists
Mountain climbers

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Set 3

Renegade rows
Squat with rotational twist press
V-ups (or modified as I’m doing)
Squat jumps with floor taps

Make this easier by losing the weights, or harder by extending your range of motion or increasing weights. Try to always do a little warm up and cool down to avoid injury.

*a friendly reminder that I am not a certified personal instructor. A workout that is right for me, may not be right for you. Proceed at your own risk.